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And Then I Was French

1h 46min | Thriller | 8 May 2018 (USA)

Nominated for Best Thriller at the National Film Awards and Screen at East End Film Festival and Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival.

And Then I Was French is a dark and twisting thriller about a young girl’s journey of self-discovery, that takes a dangerous and emotional direction as she struggles to escape the agony of unrequited love.

Sensitive wallflower Cara exists in her humdrum life until the appearance of charismatic Jay unlocks powerful desires within her. When Jay’s beautiful French lover arrives, Cara’s journey to self-discovery takes a dark and unexpected turn, with tragic consequences.

“And Then I was French” released across multiple platforms during summer of 2018, through Summer Hill Films. Please visit the microsite to learn more. This is an original screenplay by Claire Leona Apps, all rights reserved.  ©ATIWF

ATIWF Website

A microsite dedicated to our recently released feature film ‘And Then I was French’!

Feature Film


Joanna Vanderham

Lewis Rainer

Tom Forbes

Milly Thomas 

Writer/Director: Claire Leona Apps

Producers: Amy Thornton  & Claire Leona Apps

Cinematographer: Maeve O’Connell




AND THEN I WAS FRENCH is viewable across the following platforms in the US, Canada & UK:

Amazon US

Google Play

Microsoft Store / XBox

Amazon Digital UK

You can purchase the DVD here


“This fierce British debut about obsession and female identity is for fans of The Neon Demon and the early films of Andrea Arnold.”

“It’s what writer, director Claire Leona Apps does with it that transforms this average plot into something both terrifying and fascinating.”
wemakemovies on the weekend

“Claire Leona Apps’ Brit thriller centres around self-discovery and the dangerous consequences of falling in love, or in this case, lust.”
little white lies


“The director using toxic obsession to flip the male gaze on its head”
hero magazine

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